"Jury is still out on this product"2.5 starson by waviedavie
Pros: Great picture and sound quality. Setup was easy.
Cons: Audio track will not stay in sync with video.
Summary: My wife bought me the 6500 for Christmas. Setup was easy and received immediate firmware update from Samsung. Unit does a great job playing DVD; my Lord of the Rings DVDs look and sound great. Had major problems watching Inception on Blu-ray. The audio track kept going out of sync with the video, lagging as much as 2 seconds. I have an older receiver and am current using the Optical Out with Bitstream Re-encode. I might try switching to 7.1 analog to see if this helps. I need to also try a few other Blu-ray disks. If the problem continues I will return the unit.After using this unit for 2 weeks I returned today for the following reason(s). This player has horrible audio sync issues. Watching Inception on Blu-ray using the 5.1 optical out and the audio track kept lagging behind the video by as much as two seconds. Stopping and restarting the movie solved the problem temporarily, but within five minutes the audio was lagging again. I tried using the 7.1 analog outs, I have an older A/V receiver, and the lag problem worsened significantly. Within one minute the audio track was lagging a full five seconds behind the video. I really wanted to like this player, the picture quality is great, but audio problems are a total deal-breaker. I bought a Panasonic DMP-BD85K today, hooked up the 7.1 analog audio and watched my Inception Blu-Ray disk and guess what? No audio sync/lag issues whatsoever. Sorry Samsung, perhaps you can learn a lesson from Panasonic.
Updated on Jan 10, 2011